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Looking to change your career pathway? FUA-AUF’s Certificate Career and 4-Year BA programs offer a flexible and feasible approach to targeted curriculum for gaining a professional edge in a diversity of fields.

 

Career Change Programs

BA/BLPS Dual Degree Programs

 

 

CAREER CHANGE PROGRAMS

 

These programs can be taken in a variety of durations according to candidates’ ideal timeframes:

  • Single 3-week sessions or 15-week semesters
  • Fast track year for beginning level participants (prep courses plus two academic seasons)
  • One year for those with requisites that satisfy the first year (two academic seasons)
  • Two years for beginning level participants who wish to complete the full program

 

All of the above modalities feature predefined curricula grouped according to knowledge building supported by experiential learning for a deeper and more direct applicability of industry skills. Participants and faculty members engage in an academic community of learning and practice thanks to the CEMI (Community Engagement Member Institution) approach unique to FUA-AUF’s educational model – CEMI projects integrate learners within a community-oriented context.

 

Please note: US veterans may apply VA funding to the 2-year Associate of Arts program in Culinary Arts or Hospitality Management (WEAMS search “Apicius Inter School of Hosp”).

 

Fields of study:

 

 

Communication
and Interactive Digital Media
Fashion Design, Merchandising, and Media

Hospitality Management

Food, Wine, and Wellness Studies


Concentrations:

Photography

Visual Communication

Publishing

Product Design

Concentrations:

Fashion Design and Technology

Accessory Design and Technology

Fashion Merchandising, Marketing,
and Retail

Fashion Communication, Promotion,
and Media

Concentrations:

Hospitality Management

Special Event Management

Spa Management

Real Estate and Facilities Management

Concentrations:

Culinary Arts Commis Chef (WACS-recognized)

Baking and Pastry Commis Chef

Wine Studies and Enology

Wellness, Health, and Nutrition

 

Advanced specializations:

Culinary Arts Chef de Partie (WACS-recognized)

Baking and Pastry Chef de Partie


 For program details please consult the Certificate Career Programs brochure.

 

 

BA/BLPS DUAL DEGREE PROGRAMS

 

BA/BLPS dual degree programs at FUA-AUF are four-year undergraduate pathways that offer a dual degree option to earn both a BA and a Fairfield UniversityBLPS (Bachelor’s in Liberal and Professional Studies) degree. In addition to program residency in Florence, candidates also can choose from a variety of residency formats:

  • Fully remote: all coursework is taking on a remote-learning basis.
  • Hybrid: coursework is taken as a combination of remote delivery and on-campus instruction.
  • Low residency: coursework mostly takes place on a remote basis with some residential on-campus sessions.
  • On campus: coursework taken in Florence with the exception of 18 credits taken on a remote basis.

The following program options are offered:

 

 

Degrees Awarded (corresponding FUA-AUF and Fairfield degrees)

FUA-AUF BA Degree

Fairfield BLPS Degree

Cultural Studies, concentration in Art History

Art History
Cultural Studies, concentration in Fine Arts Fine Arts
Digital Publishing and Communication, concentration in Digital Media Digital Media
Digital Publishing and Communication, concentration in Publishing E-Publishing
Digital Publishing and Communication, concentration in Visual Communication Visual Communication
Food and Wine Studies, concentration in Culinary Arts Culinary
Food and Wine Studies, concentration in Enology Enology
Hospitality Management Hospitality Management

 

Full curriculum requirements can be found at the program page.

 

Please note: The FUA-AUF BA degree in Cultural Studies is approved for VA benefits (WEAMS search “Florence University of the Arts”).

 

 

Admissions and Contact Info

 

Program costs can be found in the FUA-AUF application form at the admissions page.

Enrollment contact: admissions@fua.it

 

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